Thursday, 13 September 2007

Thursday TED: V (Theory of Brain and Artificial Intelligence)

This week's TED talk is by Jeff Hawkins, a big mover behind the handheld computing industry, and a neuroscientist to boot. He asks why is it that after studying the brain for so many decades we still don't have a theory of how it really works? Hawkins says the time is ripe for a paradigm shift in understanding the brain, and once that occurs, artificial intelligence will not be much further down the road.


1 comment:

Phillip Shoemaker said...

This is one of the consummate Jeff Hawkins talks, and he discusses the possibility of creating biologically realistic computing models of the brain.

In his screencast here (http://www.numenta.com/for-developers/education/biological-background-htm.php) Jeff goes into more detail about how the brain maps to Hierarchical Temporal Memory (HTM), the technology that his company Numenta has released.